I read the literature on the help page and I'm just curious of one thing before I pull the trigger on my screen set up.
I have an Alienware M17X R4 with an AMD HD7970M card, which according to the AMD specs sheet supports up to 6 monitors in eyefinity.
My laptop has Mini DP out, VGA out, and HDMI Out.
The monitors I have/Will have are all VGA input.
Does the input of the monitors matter? Do require 3 monitors with DVI inputs? Or will VGA work as long as i have the correct adaptors?
I was reading here: http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/amd-eyefinity-technology/how-to/Pages/faqs.aspx
Connecting multiple monitors for AMD Eyefinity technology couldn’t be simpler. There are four easy rules to remember:
- The first two monitors can connect to the graphics card with any display output on your product: HDMI, VGA, DVI or DisplayPort.
- The third (or greater) display must be connected to the graphics card via DisplayPort.
- If your monitor does not have a DisplayPort connection, you will need an inexpensive active DisplayPort adapter for it. DVI to DP adapters can be had for less than $30 USD.2
- Every family of GPUs supports a different maximum number of displays.
Do I need DVI input monitors?
I have 2 adaptors, an in HDMI to VGA out(Active?), and a MiniDiplayPort to VGA out(ACTIVE).
then my laptop has vga out.
If I convert all my outputs to VGA, will this affect eyefinity? or does only the connectors to the GPU matter?
Active MiniDP to VGA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882158103
HDMI to VGA(has active chipset?): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812400359
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I'm trying to hook up an Eyefinity display with my gaming laptop, care to chime in? I'd appreciate it alot! ^_^b